Have you guys heard about the protest against Mike Daisey's monologue at the ART's Zero Arrow Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday? A group of 87 Christian teens, parents, and teachers didn't like the language he used when joking about Paris Hilton so they poured water over his handwritten notes and walked out. I've blogged about it this morning. I don't see anything in the Globe or anywhere else -- except for in the blogosphere -- about what happened. There's an excellent video on YouTube of the whole thing.
I am performing the show to a packed house, when suddenly the lights start coming up in the house as a flood of people start walking down the aisles -- they looked like a flock of birds who'd been startled, the way they all moved so quickly, and at the same moment... it was shocking, to see them surging down the aisles. The show halted as they fled, and at this moment a member of their group strode up to the table, stood looking down on me and poured water all over the outline, drenching everything in a kind of anti-baptism.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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